Meta Burger Wins National PETA Award for Flatiron Burger That’s a Mile Above the Rest

For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2023

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Denver – In honor of National Hamburger Month, PETA has named its picks for the best vegan burgers in the U.S., and Colorado’s own Meta Burger has won a top spot with its juicy, mouthwatering Flatiron.

With locations in Denver, Edgewater, and Boulder, the fast-casual eatery—founded by restaurateurs Matthew Coates and Michael Reeves—focuses on American comfort food classics: burgers, “chicken” sandwiches, fries, and “wings.” The award-winning Flatiron is a homemade patty with house Flatiron steak sauce, Gouda-style “cheese,” and grilled Brussels sprouts, shallots, and mushrooms.

“This savory sandwich is smothered in saucy goodness and bursting with flavor,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the winning vegan burgers on PETA’s national top 10 list prove that serving plant-based foods is a smart business decision.”

Meta Burger will receive a framed certificate from PETA in honor of its culinary achievement. The other top burgers receiving the group’s recognition are the Ménage à Trois at Slutty Vegan (Atlanta), the Mushroom Swizz Burger at Modern Love Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), the Love Life Burger at Love Life Cafe (Miami), the Dirty Secret at J. Selby’s (St. Paul, Minnesota), the Beet Burger at Three Carrots (Indianapolis), the Garlic Mushroom Burger at Mark of the Beastro (Salt Lake City), the WAP-er at Houstatlantavegan (Houston), the Deluxe Vurger at Vurger Guyz (Los Angeles), and the Cowboy Burger at Bean Vegan Cuisine (Charlotte, North Carolina).

Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and terrifying deaths and reduces their risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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